Causal Mechanism-based Model Construction
Tsai-Ching Lu, Marek Druzdzel, Tze-Yun Leong
We propose a framework for building graphical causal model that is based on the concept of causal mechanisms. Causal models are intuitive for human users and, more importantly, support the prediction of the effect of manipulation. We describe an implementation of the proposed framework as an interactive model construction module, ImaGeNIe, in SMILE (Structural Modeling, Inference, and Learning Engine) and in GeNIe (SMILE's Windows user interface).
Keywords: Model construction, causality, user interface.
PS Link: http://www.isp.pitt.edu/~ching/publications/cmbmc.ps
PDF Link: /papers/00/p353-lu.pdf
AUTHOR = "Tsai-Ching Lu
and Marek Druzdzel and Tze-Yun Leong",
TITLE = "Causal Mechanism-based Model Construction",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Sixteenth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-00)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Francisco, CA",
YEAR = "2000",
PAGES = "353--362"